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Is it a law that you need to keep your kid rear facing until 2?

my daughter is 11 months and she's pretty much completely grown out over her rear facing seat, she's very tall for her age and she's very uncomfortable in a rear facing seat. of course i'm going to keep her there til her first birthday but there's no way she'll be able to rear face for another year, is it a law or just a suggestion?


Asked by Anonymous at 12:45 PM on Jul. 5, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Just recommendation. After they are 1 yr and 20 lbs they don't need to be rear-facing.

    Answer by AF4life at 12:52 PM on Jul. 5, 2011

  • Recommendation from the American Academy of Pediatriacs and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, but not law. What kind of car seat do you have to transition her in to?

    Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 12:46 PM on Jul. 5, 2011

  • Not the law but recommended.

    Answer by pookiekins34 at 12:46 PM on Jul. 5, 2011

  • i'm not sure. my daughter's aunt (husbands sister) is 4 and her mom is giving us her old forward facing one since she just moved into a booster

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 12:48 PM on Jul. 5, 2011

  • calliesmom you did NOT read the entire statement i can tell because i CLEARLY said i'd wait til a year, i know the 1 year/20 lbs deal

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 12:50 PM on Jul. 5, 2011